testimonials

“I made a last-minute decision to attend one of the 2019 Magically Mundane workshops and it far-exceeded all of my expectations. Alex is a true artist in every sense of the word, and learning from her was the single best business investment I’ve made. Seven months later, I am still benefiting from the things I learned at her workshop and growing as an artist myself. 100% would recommend The Magically Mundane Workshop!”

Elise Schmitter, @eliseschmitterphoto

 

“I came away from the Magically Mundane workshop with my eyes wide open, full of wonder, refreshed, and hopeful. Alex’s kind demeanor, patience, and heart for teaching are deep and genuine. I was inspired to really dive into photographing motherhood in a practical sense, but also in a heart sense too. I left with peace and excitement about the future of my business, but maybe even more so, for mothering my own three. Magically Mundane will bless you immeasurably.”

-Leigh Fabozzi, @leigh_elizabeth

 

“The magically mundane workshop is seriously the best workshop ever. It has transformed the way I photograph motherhood and the way I run my business in the most amazing way. I walked away learning valuable lessons and feeling so free, being able to do what I want to do regardless of what others think. Alex is the most wonderful teacher. She is so down to earth, and her story has inspired me in my journey becoming a motherhood photographer. The portfolio building shoots are amazing. The models are all beautiful and so easy to work with. All in all, I love this workshop so much that I want to do it all again. If becoming a motherhood photographer is your dream, if learning about film is your goal, you must come to Alex’s workshop!!! You will never regret it!”

-Lucy Tran, @lucytranphotography

 

“Alex is one of my favorite family photographers out there. I had been longing to attend a Magically Mundane workshop from the second she announced them! It was refreshing to meet her and find out she is exactly as I thought and what she seems to be. Alex gave me the permission and confirmed my desire to slow down and simplify in an industry that preaches more, better, faster, and volume. I enjoyed it very much!”

-Brianna Wilbur, @briannawilburphoto

 

“It’s hard for me to into words what all I came away with from the MM weekend in Portland. Really, it was SO wonderful and it’s made such an impact on my life and my business. If someone were to ask me about it, I would probably say something along the lines of:

First, Alex is one of the most authentic people I have ever met. She is exactly who you think she is. She is warm, welcoming, and also happens to be incredibly talented, so it’s not a surprise that I came away from the weekend at Magically Mundane feeling rested, inspired, and ready to push my creativity to the next level. I’m still in touch with many of the women I met in Portland via social media and am constantly inspired by what they are doing in the industry – the community created via MM has been almost as beneficial as the weekend itself, not to mention the amazing photographs I came home with after 3 sessions working with Alex in Portland. Highly recommend!”

-Tara Fry, @tarafryphotography

 

“The Magically Mundane Workshop was the perfect space for me to learn and become more confident with shooting film and capturing love with families. Alex was so receptive of our questions and doubts and made an effort to make us comfortable shooting with more connection and intent. It was also so rewarding meeting and working with other photographers in a supportive setting and leaving knowing we had a community behind us. I recommend this experience to photographers at all levels.”

-Marie Elizabeth Tilkens, @marie.elizabeth.photo

 

“The Magically Mundane workshop was such a breath of fresh air. Not only were the styled shoots stunning and the setting perfect, but the entire weekend was full of laughter and connection. I made genuine connections with some incredible women who I know get to call friends. On top of all that, Alex truly puts her heart into this workshop and has created a beautiful experience for her attendees. It’s clear that she’s passionate about sharing her knowledge with other photographers and I’m so grateful for her heart and intentionality.”

-Lauren Jolly, @laurenjollyphoto

 

“The Magically Mundane Workshop experience is one that was truly transforming. Alex is as sweet as she is talented. She has a relaxed way of teaching and instructing that is really inspiring. Her gentle encouragement left me feeling more confident in myself. The women I met at the workshop were so kind and supportive, I am grateful to call them friends. The locations that Alex chose were beautiful and the families that modeled for us were wonderful and such a joy to photograph.  I left this workshop feeling so incredibly inspired!”

-Cassandra Boryszak, @rootedlovephoto

 

I’ve attended several workshops and Magically Mundane was the perfect blend of teaching and authentic experience – consistent with the brand you’ve created to evoke the beauty and appreciation of motherhood! As a mother and motherhood photographer, you’ve helped shape my perspective of how these two roles can exist seamlessly and realistically, which is such a gift as I have struggled to find balance since having my second baby. Since your workshop I’ve intentionally slowed down and focused on quality and experience rather than volume and I’ve fallen in love with photography all over again. The best part of all was I shot my first roll of film ever alongside you and my gallery was nearly flawless!”

-Natalie Yates, @natalieyatesphotography

 

 

“I am so happy that I chose to invest in the Magically Mundane Workshop, it has truly helped me take the next step to where I want my art and business to be! Alex helped me learn to create and capture the type of emotive imagery that I’ve been visualizing and trying hard to learn on my own. I wish that I would’ve invested in this valuable experience much sooner!”

-Marin Merkley, @marinmerkleyphoto